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February 13 2014

Terracotta Stele
Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic - 305-30 BC

Terracotta four-sided stele showing standing figures (probably Gods) in relief. The tallest figure shown wearing sun disc crown. The smaller figures are in niches with their hands and feet together.

February 06 2014

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic

Terracotta oil lamp with a bearded male face and decorative, carved designs. 
Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic

Terracotta oil lamp with a stylized figure on top. 

January 21 2014

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic 305-30 BC

Faience Bes amulet. Bes is the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune.

January 14 2014

Ancient Egyptian limestone heart scarab with the face of Bes, dwarf-God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune, along with a cartouche with the Sun God Ra holding an Ankh on the top. Five lines of vertical hieroglyphics on the bottom including Anubis, a bird and cartouches. Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC

November 15 2013

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic (305-30 BC)
Bronze coin with the profile of Zeus Ammon on the observe. The reverse with an eagle standing on thunderbolts, surrounded by inscriptions. 

October 07 2013

Ancient Egypt. Carved green soapstone Ouroboros rings. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC
Reposted byNicooirukandjisyndrome

October 01 2013

Ancient Egypt. Mummy mask made from linen and gesso and then painted. Entire face covered in gold leaf. On the front, two jackals and four snakes on either side. On the top, a winged eagle with two spears. On one side, standing Horus and Osiris, on the other, Anubis, and Horus with crown. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC
Ancient Egypt. Linen mummified cat head, the domestic pet and symbol of Bastet (Bast) and Ra. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC

September 16 2013


Ancient Egypt. Wooden Ptah Sokar Osiris in mummy form with vertical hieroglyphic symbols and a seated jackal on the front, on a modern wooden base.

Ptolemaic, 305- 30 BC

September 10 2013

Ancient Egyptian mummified bust. Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC.

Mummification is one of the oldest funerary practices in the world. It was especially prevalent in ancient Egypt. However, prior to 3400 BC, all Egyptians were buried in shallow pit graves regardless of their social status. They were buried on the edges of the desert, where the arid conditions created the natural mummification process.
As prosperity and the advance in building techniques improved, a more elaborate and complex process of mummification was introduced, especially for those of higher status.

June 04 2013

Ancient Egyptian carved and polished carnelian standing hippopotamus. Red hippos usually represented the Ancient Egyptian god Set - god of the desert, storms, and foreigners.
Tawaret, goddess of protection in pregnancy and childbirth, was also depicted as part hippopotamus. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC
Reposted bymomka momka

June 03 2013

Ancient Egyptian faience Sekhmet amulet on a base. The lioness Goddess was worshiped in Memphis as the wife of Ptah; created by Ra from the fire of his eyes as a creature of vengeance to punish mankind for his sins; later, was transformed into a peaceful Goddess of pleasure and happiness - Bast. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC

April 15 2013

Ancient Egyptian, stucco on linen cartonnage fragment with a standing Osiris in profile, Lord of the Underworld and God of Vegetation, God of the Dead, God of inundation and fertility, protector of all human beings: dead or alive, the most revered of the Gods, husband of Isis, father of Harpokrates. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (7 ¾" x 4 ¼").

April 12 2013

Carved wooden bust with the Ka symbol to the head, now missing. Wearing a nemes headdress, and chin beard. Traces of red and black. In Egyptian mythology, the ka, a spiritual double, was born with every man and lived on long after he died as long as it had a place to live. The Egyptians mummified their dead because they believed the ka lived within the body of the individual and therefore needed that body after death. If the body decomposed, their spiritual double would die and the deceased would lose their chance for eternal life. Ptolemaic. (9" x 9 ¼"). 305-30 BC.

April 10 2013

Egyptian, head fragment, made from faience with a bright yellow glazed highlight, the head of an Egyptian Goddess or Queen in a bejeweled headdress and earrings.  2" x 1". Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC.

April 09 2013

Ancient Egyptian, carved and polished carnelian standing hippopotamus. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (3" x 1 3/4"). 

January 23 2013

Ancient Egyptian. Carved black limestone Taweret, the pregnant hippopotamus goddess standing on a  base with incised hieroglyphs. Dirt patina. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (8 ¼" x 3 ¾" x 3")

January 17 2013

Ancient Egyptian. Carved black limestone crowned falcon, associated with Egyptian God Horus, hieroglyphs to the base. Dirt patina. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (11" x 7 ½")
Reposted byFienrira Fienrira
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